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One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting


EPD: Mauricio Cisneros, 47, wouldn't drop knife

The investigation continues into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Evansville. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office says 47-year-old Mauricio Cisneros died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest on Friday.

Evansville Police say officers responded to a home in the 1300-block of N. Third Avenue where a caller told Central Dispatch ‘they are killing people,’ but he refused to answer questions from dispatchers.

Officers found Cisneros in a bedroom with a knife in his hand.

Police say he refused to put it down and appeared to be in a state of distress.

The EPD says Cisneros eventually lunged toward officers, prompting one officer to deploy his taser.

Police said the taser did not stop Cisneros, and a second officer fired his handgun.

The EPD says officers attempted life-saving measures before an AMR ambulance arrived, but Cisneros died at the scene.

The officer who fired his gun was placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. That’s standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting.